Hagel Presses Congress To Support Pentagon Plans To Cut Spending

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Hagel Presses Congress To Support Pentagon Plans To Cut Spending

by Wochit 0:34 mins

Hagel Presses Congress To Support Pentagon Plans To Cut Spending

by Wochit 0:34 mins

Congress has slashed billions in Pentagon spending but is fighting reforms needed to implement the cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday as his top generals went to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to slow the rising cost of military pay. Hagel, speaking to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, said the Pentagon's proposed 2015 budget was a difficult balancing act that required canceling popular older weapons and slowing the growth of military pay and benefits to have enough funds for training.

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